Publications and Presentations


Alsop, R.A, A. Soomro, Y. Zhang, M. Pieterse, A. Fatona; K. Dej, and M. C. Rheinstädter. Structural Abnormalities in the Hair of a Patient with a Novel Ribosomopathy. PLOS One (submitted, October 2015).

Chong, M., L. Goff, and K.J. Dej. 2012. Undergraduate Essay Writing: Online and Face-to-Face Peer Reviews. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching. 5: 69-74.

Resnick, T.D., K.J. Dej, Y. Xiang, R.S. Hawley, C. Ahn, and T.L. Orr-Weaver.  2009. Mutations in the Chromosomal Passenger Complex and the Condensin Complex Differentially Affect Synaptonemal Complex Disassembly and Metaphase I Configuration in Drosophila Female Meiosis. Genetics. 181(3):875-87.

Lee, J.Y., K.J. Dej, J.M. Lopez, and T.L. Orr-Weaver. 2004. Control of centromere localization in the MEI-S332 cohesin protection protein. Current Biology. 14(14)1277-1283.

Dej, K.J., C. Ahn and T.L. Orr-Weaver. 2004. Mutations in the Drosophila condensing dCAP-G: defining the role for chromosome condensation in mitosis and gene expression in interphase. Genetics 16(2): 895-906.

Royzman, I., A. Hayashi-Hagihara, K.J. Dej, G. Bosco, J.Y.Lee and T.L.Orr-Weaver. 2002. The E2F cell cycle regulator is required for Drosophila nurse cell DNA replication and apoptosis.  Mech Dev. 119(2):225-237.

Gunawardane, R.N., O.C. Martin, K. Cao, L. Zhang, K. Dej, A. Iwamatsu and Y. Zheng. 2000. Characterization and reconstitution of Drosophila gamma-tubulin ring complex subunits. J Cell Biol 151(7):1513-1524.

Dej, K.J. and T.L. Orr-Weaver. 2000. Separation anxiety at the centromere. Trends Cell Biol 10(9):392-399.

Dej, K.J. and A.C. Spradling. 1999. The endocycle controls nurse cell polytene chromosome structure during Drosophila oogenesis. Development 126(2): 293-303.

Dej, K.J., T. Gerasimova, V. Corces and J. Boeke. 1998. A hotspot for the Drosophila gypsy retroelement in the ovo locus. NAR 26(17): 4019-4024.

Presentations at Meetings.

Dej, 2015. Opening doors for more authentic undergraduate research experiences. Research on Teaching and Learning: Creating Communities, McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton, ON.

da Silva, R. and K. Dej, 2015. Re-envisioning first year Biology. Learning Technologies Symposium. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

Robinson, R., P. Chow-Fraser, and K. Dej. 2013. Transitioning From Knowledge Consumers to Knowledge Producers: Research and Community Placements as Transition Experiences. National Conference on Students in Transition. Atlanta, GA.

Chong, M., L. Goff, L., and K. Dej,. 2011. Convenience or Conversation: A comparison of peer-review approaches for essay assignments. The Annual Meeting of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Dej, K. and Goff, L.  2009. Formative evaluation of writing skills in large science classes by means of web-based peer reviews.  McMaster Society for Teaching and Learning symposium.

Dej, K. and T. Orr-Weaver.  2003.  Multiple roles of the condensin subunit dCAP-G during the cell cycle.  Poster presented at the 44th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Chicago, IL.

Dej, K. and T. Orr-Weaver. 2002. Multiple roles of the condensin factor dCAP-G in chromosome dynamics in Drosophila.  Oral presentation at the Cell Cycle meeting, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

Dej, K. and T. Orr-Weaver. 2001. Regulation of the metaphase/anaphase transition in Drosophila meiosis and mitosis: a role for condensation in chromosome separation. Oral presentation at the 5th International Workshop on Chromosome Segregation and Aneuploidy, Chartres, France.

Dej, K. and T. Orr-Weaver. 2001. Identification of mutations that affect the metaphase/anaphase transition: the chromosome condensation factor dCAP-G is required for chromosome separation at anaphase.  Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Dej, K., I. Royzman, A. Whittaker and T. Orr-Weaver. 2000. Entering anaphase: genes required for sister-chromatid separation in Drosophila melanogaster.  Poster presented at the Cell Cycle meeting, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

Dej, K. and A. Spradling. 1998. Nurse cell polytene chromosomes are dynamically reorganized under cell cycle and developmental controls during Drosophila oogenesis.  Poster presented at the Dynamic Organization of Nuclear Function meeting, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

Dej, K. and A. Spradling. 1997. A heterochromatic ribosomal protein gene is specifically required during oogenesis to maintain nurse cell chromosome organization. Oral presentation at the 38th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, San Diego, CA.

Dej, K., T. Gerasimova, J. Boeke and V. Corces. 1996. gypsy insertion site specificity in the ovo gene region of Drosophila melanogaster.  Poster presented at the 37th Annual Drosophila Research Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Dej, K. and E. Larsen. 1995. A second site suppressor of bx1 in Drosophila melanogaster.  Poster presented at the 36th Annual Drosophila Research Conference. Chicago, IL.